Vidvesha, Vidveṣa: 14 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Vidveṣa can be transliterated into English as Vidvesa or Vidvesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Vidwesh.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Kakṣapuṭa-tantra

Vidveṣa (विद्वेष) refers to “provoking enmity”. It is a siddhi (‘supernatural power’) described in chapter one of the Kakṣapuṭatantra (a manual of Tantric practice from the tenth century).

Source: Shodhganga: Mantra-sādhana: Chapter One of the Kakṣapuṭatantra

Vidveṣa (विद्वेष) or Dveṣa or Prītināśana refers to “provoking enmity” which is accomplished by performing mantrasādhana (preparatory procedures) beginning with japamālā using a rosary bead made from the nails of sādhya’s body, according to the Kakṣapuṭatantra verse 1.42. Accordingly, “a rosary made from the nails of sādhya’s body and strung with a string made from hair is [suitable] for the dveṣa (syn. vidveṣa, provoking enmity) ritual”.

According to the Kakṣapuṭatantra verse 1.49, “One should recite a mantra using the index finger and thumb for the vidveṣa and uccāṭa (extirpating enemies)”. According to verse 1.52, “for the dveṣa, one should recite a mantra in the third yāma in grīṣma season”. According to verse 1.53, the prītināśana (syn. vidveṣa, provoking enmity) should be performed at the noon. According to verse 1.56, “the 8th, full moon day, 1st, or 9th, whichever day is a Friday or a Saturday are recommended for the vidveṣa ritual”. According to verse 1.64, the kukkuta (wild cock) posture (āsana) is recommended for vidveṣa. According to verse 1.65, performing in a cemetery is recommended for vidveṣa.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Vidveṣa (विद्वेष):—Aversion

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Mantrashastra (the science of Mantras)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa (mantra)

Vidveṣa (विद्वेष) (or Vidveṣaṇa) refers to “creating animosity/enemity” and represents one of the eight divisions of the object or purpose of a Mantra, according to the Śrīpraśṇa-saṃhitā (verse 50.70-2).—Mantras refers to “that which is chanted by people to obtain their spiritual aspirations”.

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Mantrashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, mantraśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mantras—chants, incantations, spells, magical hymns, etc. Mantra Sastra literature includes many ancient books dealing with the methods reciting mantras, identifying and purifying its defects and the science behind uttering or chanting syllables.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vidveṣa (विद्वेष).—

1) Enmity, hatred, odium; स विनाशं व्रजत्याशु विद्वेषं चाधिगच्छति (sa vināśaṃ vrajatyāśu vidveṣaṃ cādhigacchati) Manusmṛti 8.346.

2) Disdainful pride, contempt; विद्वेषोऽभिमतप्राप्तावपि गर्वादनादरः (vidveṣo'bhimataprāptāvapi garvādanādaraḥ) Bharata.

Derivable forms: vidveṣaḥ (विद्वेषः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vidveṣa (विद्वेष).—m.

(-ṣaḥ) Enmity, hatred. E. vi before, dviṣ to hate, aff. ghañ .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vidveṣa (विद्वेष).—i. e. vi-dviṣ + a, m. 1. Enmity, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 111; 8, 346. 2. Contempt, Bharata, 8, in Sch. ad [Nalodya, (ed. Benary.)] 2, 55.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vidveṣa (विद्वेष).—[masculine] = [preceding], aversion to ([locative]), the being hated by (—°).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Vidveṣa (विद्वेष):—[=vi-dveṣa] [from vi-dviṣ] m. hatred, dislike, contempt, aversion to ([locative case] or [genitive case]), [Atharva-veda] etc. etc. (ṣaṃ-√gam, to make one’s self odious; ṣaṃ-√kṛ, with [locative case], to show hostility towards; ṣaṃ-√grah, with [locative case], to conceive hatred against)

2) [v.s. ...] a magical act or formula used for exciting hatred or enmity (also -karman n.), [Catalogue(s)]

3) [v.s. ...] proud indifference (even for desired objects), [Bharata-nāṭya-śāstra]

4) [v.s. ...] a class of evil demons, [Harivaṃśa]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vidveṣa (विद्वेष):—[vi-dveṣa] (ṣaḥ) 1. m. Enmity, hatred.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Vidveṣa (विद्वेष) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Viddesa.

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Vidvesha in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vidveṣa (विद्वेष) [Also spelled vidwesh]:—(nm) rancour, malice, spitefulness; antipathy; ~[ṣī] rancorous, malicious, spiteful, antipathetic.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vidvēṣa (ವಿದ್ವೇಷ):—[noun] = ವಿದ್ವಿಷ [vidvisha]2.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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